Borderway Primestock Sale

9th April 2018

A large show of 530 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward on Monday.

Cast Cows & OTM Cattle –  A large show 356 cast cows and stock bulls were presented to the usual large ring side of buyers. A good show of 10 stock bulls were on offer with trade being as dearer as ever.

M/s DA Harrison, Hill House Farm sold an outstanding British Blue which sold for 1072kg, 202.5p, £2170 to Andrew Graham. M/s Gillespie, High Ploughlands also sold a blue stock bull for 1156kg, 171.5p, £1982 to Sean McGimpsey. M/s Dodd, Tundergarth Mains sold the top priced Limousin stock bull which sold for 1113kg, 165.5p, £1842 to Owain Llyr. M/s Harrison, Roundhill sold a Limousin stock bull for 927kg, 171.5p, £1589 to Sean McGimpsey

A good show of beef cows were in great demand. M/s Ridley, Haltcliffe run of cows topped at 860kg, 192.5p, £1655 and 700kg, 198.5p, £1389 bought by Owain Llyr and M/s Worsley. M/s Little, The Guards sold an outstanding Limousin cow which sold for 772kg, 204.5p, £1578 to M/s Worsley. M/s Harrison & Sons, Aikhead run of cows topped at 901kg, 158.5p, £1428 to Sean McGimpsey. M/s Robinson & Son, Gelt Hall Farm sold a Limousin x heifer for 204.5p to Sean McGimspey. M/s Wilson & Son, Bowscale Farm run of cows and heifers topped at 204.5p for a British blue x bought again by McGimpey.

A large show of black and white cows were on offer with all classes being in great demand. M/s Armstrong, Littleton Farm, Castle Douglas run of outstanding Holstein x cows topped at 899kg, 135.5p, £1218 and 844kg, 135.5p, £1143 and 841kg, 135.5p, £1139 and 878kg, 129.5p, £1137, £846kg, 132.5p, £1120 bought by Sean McGimpsey and Mark Duerden.

M/s Simpson & Son, Waingate Head, sold a Holstein x cow for 787kg, 150.5p, £1184 to Sean McGimpsey. Bays Leap Dairy Farm, Heddon – on the – Wall run of Holstein x cows topped at 871kg, 134.5p, £1171 to Mark Duerden. M/s Smithson, Skelcies Hall sold a Holstein x cow for 839kg, 139.5p, £1170 to Alan Jarvis.

Smallthwaite Farm sold a Holstein x cow for 819kg, 136.5p, £1117. M/s Fisher, Smalmstown Farm, run of Holstein x cows topped at 837kg, 133.5p, £1117 to Mark Duerden. M/s Scott, Carrick Dean sold a Holstein x cow for 832kg, 133.5p, £1110 to Mark Duerden with Friesian cows from M/s Wilson & Son, Bowscale selling for 144.5p, and 142.5p (x2).

Cast Cow Leading prices per head: Limousin £1655, £1389, £1361 Haltcliffe, £1578 The Guards, £1428 Aikhead, £1365 Tundergarth Mains, £1348, £1207 Bowscale Farm, £1294, £1289, £1225 Hill House, £1247 Meikleholm Farm Simmental £1411, £1315, £1175, £1153 Harestone Farm, £1251 Kilnford Croft, £1144 Oakrigg Farm, £1127 Castlewigg Farm, £1118 Newbie Mains Shorthorn £1342, £1034 Eland Hall Farm British Blue £1301 Meikle Kirkland, £1295, £1192, £1114 Bowscale, £1288, £1235, £1151 Hill House, £1203 Hargill House, £1139 Flothers, £1106 Netherfield Aberdeen Angus £1219, £1168, £1042 South Farm, £1175 Harestone Farm, £1132 Keyla Park Holstein £1218, £1143, £1139, £1120, £1062 Littleton Farm, £1117 Smallthwaite Farm, £1073 Musgrave Hall Holstein Friesian £1184 Waingate Head, £1171 Bays Leap, £1170 Skelcies Hall, £1137, £1095 Littleton Farm, £1117, £1096, £1086, £1085, £1001 Smalmstown Farm, £1110 Carrick Dean, £1073 Limekilns Farm, £1068 Evening Hill, £1043 South Lambhill, £1043 Moss Side House, £1012 Gates Garth Hall, £1004 Cockleybank Saler £1164 Harestone Farm Charolais £1138 Hill House, £1108 Bowscale. Blonde £1127 Flimby Hall, British Blue X £1121 Winterhope Farm Beef Shorthorn £1091, £1016 Bays Leap British Friesian £1056 Dormandstead Farm Ayrshire £1052 Rosewain Farm Dairy Shorthorn £962 Bays Leap

Cast Bull Leading prices per head: British Blue £2170 Hill House, £1982 High Ploughlands Limousin £1842 Tundergarth Mains, £1752 Crossdykes Farm, £1589 Round Hill, £1548 Camphill Farm, £1520 Kilnford Croft. Hereford £1345 Mouswald Grange Holstein Friesian £1300, £1254 Howrigg Farm,

Cast Cow Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 204.5p, 194.5p Bowscale, 189.5p Meikle Kirkland, 183.5p Flothers, 179.5p Shillafield, 176.5p Hargill House, 167.5p, 164.5p Hill House, 158.5p Netherfield, 156.5p Bowscale Farm, 152.5p Hill House Limousin 204.5p The Guards, 204.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 198.5p, 192.5p, 162.5p, Haltcliffe, 187.5p Fell View, 182.5p Harestone Farm, 180.5p, 171.5p, 165.5p Bowscale Farm, 174.5p, 164.5p, 163.5p Hill House, 171.5p Meikleholm Farm, 170.5p Bank House, 167.5p Brandle Howe, 159.5p Tundergarth Mains, 159.5p Kilnford Croft, 159.5p Ross Farm, 158.5p Aikhead. Charolais 184.5p Bowscale, 165.5p Ross Farm, 155.5p Hill House, Blonde 177.5p Flimby Hall British Blue X 164.5p Winterhope Farm Aberdeen Angus 159.5p Keyla Park, 154.5p Harestone Farm, 149.5p, 143.5p (x2), 142.5p Camphill Farm, 138.5p, 134.5p, 133.5p Claremont Properties, 137.5p Eland Hall Farm, Saler 158.5p Harestone Farm Simmental 156.5p, 152.5p, 151.5p Harestone Farm, 156.5p Woodhouse Lane, 153.5p Meikleholm Farm, 153.5p Kilnford Croft Holstein Friesian 150.5p, Waingate Head, 139.5p Skelcies Hall, 137.5p Littleton Farm, 136.5p, 133.5p, 131.5p Smalmstown, 135.5p, 131.5p Cockleybank Farm, 134.5p Bays Leap, 133.5p Moss Side Farm, 133.5p Randalinton Farm, 133.5p Limekilns, 133.5p, 132.5p South Lambhill, 133.5p, 130.5p Carrick Dean, 132.5p Gates Garth Hall, 131.5p Brisco Hill,

British Friesian 144.5p, 142.5p, 142.5p, 133.5p Bowscale Farm, 137.5p Dormandstead Farm, 137.5p Gelt Hall Farm, 133.5p, Peterscrook, 133.5p, 131.5p Middle Farm, 132.5p (x2), Blackrigg Farm Beef Shorthorn 140.5p Skiddaw View Cottage, 140.5p Greystone House, 139.5p Bays Leap Shorthorn 140.5p, 138.5p Eland Hall Farm, 135.5p Brisco Hill Hereford 139.5p Gilmartin Holstein 136.5p Smallthwaite House, 135.5p (x4), 134.5p, 132.5p Littleton Farm, 134.5p, Musgrave Hall, 133.5p Gaitsgill Hall Farm Ayrshire 129.5p, 128.5p, 126.5p (x2), Rosewain Farm, 128.5p Flothers, 125.5p Blackdyke Farm.

Cast Bull Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 202.5p Hill House, 171.5p High Ploughlands Limousin 171.5p Round Hill, 165.5p Tundergarth Mains, 158.5p Camphill Farm, 158.5p Kilnford Croft Holstein Friesian 149.5p Howrigg

Prime Bulls –  A very good show of 112 prime bulls forward attaining some tremendous prices and a day’s overall top of £2298.64 for a British Blue from M/s Telfer, Newton High House, Newcastle and purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston. Charolais to £2091.96 from Harestone Farm, and purchased by M/s McGimpsey, Annan. Limousins sold to £2056.42 from M/s Illingworth, Howgillside, Lockerbie and purchased by Ralph Pearson Wholesale Butchers, Bradford. Simmentals sold to £1663.94 from M/s Goldsbrough, Oakrigg, Moffat and Beef Shorthorns to £1630.90 from M/s Steen, Coxhill, Moffat. Top overall pence per kilo was the aforementioned British Blue cross from M/s Telfer achieving 243.5p. M/s Little, the Guards sold another to 234.5p. Limousins to 225.5p from M/s Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Morpeth.

Black and whites forward in good flesh and numbers resulting in an overall top of £1282.17 for a Friesian from M/s Clark, Whins Farm, Lockerbie purchased by Jewitt Meats, Spennymoor. M/s Raven, Durdar House, Carlisle sold top Holstein Friesian to £1200.60 and again purchased by Jewitt Meats. Top pence per kilo of 184.5p was paid to M/s Jackson, Skelton Wood End, Penrith on two occasions purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston and Jewitt Meats.

Leading prices per head: Aberdeen Angus £1273 South View Farm, Fleckvieh £1220, £1177 Whitefield British Friesian £1282, £1218, £1133 Whins Farm, £1171 West End, £1012 Gates Garth Hall Ayrshire £1007 Plasketlands Hereford £1246, £1200 Randalinton Farm, Holstein £1030, £993 South Lambhill Holstein Friesian £1200 Durdar House, £1194, £1103 Randalinton Farm, £1171, £1064 Skelton Wood End, £1160 Broomhills, £1152, £1120 Whitefield, £1123, £1031, £1026 (x2) Durdar House, £1118 Blackrigg, £1060 Brisco Hill, £1030 Broomhills Limousin £2056, £1549 Howgillside, £1775, £1691 Swarland Old Hall, £1681 Sarkshields Farm, £1595 Hayborough Farm, £1449 West End Farm, £1203 Burtholme Farm Beef Shorthorn £1630, £1535 Coxhill Farm, Montbeliarde £1326, £1005 Beeches, £1116, £1027 Kirkbride House, Simmental £1663 Goldsbrough, £1454 Moss Farms, £1406 Kirktleton House, £1395, £1369, £1365 Newbie Mains Saler £1331 Moss Farms British Blue £2298 Newton High House, £1360 The Guards, £1358 Broomhills, £1307 Bectonhall, £1200 Laws Hall Charolais £2091, £1655 Harestone Farm, £1428 Newbie Mains

Leading prices per kilo: British Blue 243.5p Newton High House, 234.5p The Guards, 204.5p, 203.5p Justicetown Farm, 183.5p, 182.5p Pears Ghyll Farm Limousin 225.5p Swarland Old Hall, 224.5p, 219.5p Howgillside, 219.5p Sarkshields Farm, 208.5p Hayborough Farm, 206.5p West End Charolais 222.5p Harestone Farm, 215.5p Newbie Mains Simmental 215.5p, 208.5p, 207.5p, 192.5p Newbie Mains Hereford 194.5p, 189.5p Randalinton Farm Saler 189.5p Miller Hill Montbeliarde 186.5p, 179.5p Beeches, 171.5p Kirkbride House Aberdeen Angus 186.5p Justicetown Farm, 179.5p Halldykes, 170.5p South View Fleckvieh 184.5p, 182.5p Whitefield British Friesian 183.5p Millantae, 182.5p West End Farm, 176.5p Kiln Close, 175.5p Gates Garth Hall Farm, 173.5p, 171.5p Whins Farm, 169.5p Wed Holme House Holstein Friesian 184.5p (x2), 176.5p Skelton Wood End, 182.5p Broomhills, 179.5p, 174.5p, 172.5p, 168.5p Durdar House, 169.5p Justicetown, 169.5p Whitefield Montbeliarde 177.5p Millantae Farm Belted Galloway 174.5p Blackwell Farm Beef Shorthorn 173.5p, 160.5p Coxhill Farm Holstein 167.5p, 159.5p South Lambhill Ayrshire 162.5p Plasketlands, 158.5p Plasketlands

Prime Cattle – A much larger and quality show of 66 prime steers and heifers forward, resulting in the same good trade being achieved to that of previous weeks. An overall day’s top of £1866.23 was received by M/s Steel, The Laurels, Wigton with a Limousin x steer who was purchased by Bowland Foods, Preston, others sold to £1729.84 from M/s Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. British Blues to £1731.86 from M/s Nicholson, Gill Farm, Carlisle and again purchased by Pioneer foods. Top pence per kilo was a Limousin from M/s dent, Elm House, Appleby achieving 231.5p purchased by Bowland Foods. In the heifers a days top of £1551.55 was paid to M/s Dent, Elm House once again purchased by Bowland Foods and Limousins from the same home achieved £1423.70 and purchased by Pioneer Foods, Carlisle. Top pence per kilo heifer was 238.50 from M/s Dixon, Low Whinnow, Carlisle and purchased by M/s Mulholland Butchers, Great Orton, Carlisle. More could have been sold.

Steer Leading prices per head: Galloway £1299 Newton High House Holstein Friesian £1109 The Laurels Limousin £1866 The Laurels Farm, £1729, £1677, £1638 Loughrigg Farm, £1658, £1621, £1573 Crosby House, £1609, £1608 Gill Farm, £1604 Low Whinnow, £1596 Hayborough Farm, £1545 Petteril Hill Farm, £1519 Miller Hill, £1510 Hollins Farm Montbeliarde £1297 Bank House British Blue £1731, £1628, £1605 Gill Farm, £1580, £1554 Crosby House, £1518 Upper Brydekirk

Heifer Leading prices per head: British Blue £1551 Elm House, £1318 Low Whinnow Farm Limousin £1423 Elm House, £1333 Newbiggin Farm, £1331 Upper Brydekirk, £1288 Low Whinnow.

Steer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 231.5p Elm House, 225.5p Hayborough, 223.5p The Laurels, 222.5p, 220.5p, 216.5p Loughrigg, 222.5p Miller Hill, 221.5p, 214.5p Crosby House Farm, 220.50p Lords Close, 219.5p Petteril Hill Farm, 218.5p Gill Farm, 218.5p Newbiggin Farm, 216.5p Low Whinnow British Blue 225.5p Crosby House Farm, 222.5p Gill Farm, 221.5p Crosby House Farm, 219.5p, 217.5p Gill Farm, 219.5p Upper Brydekirk, 218.5p Low Whinnow, 217.5p Petteril Hill Farm Galloway 197.5p Newton High House Charolais 194.5p High Knells Montbeliarde 165.5p Bank House Holstein Friesian 162.5p The Laurels

Heifer Leading prices per kilo: Limousin 231.5p, 221.5p, 216.5p Newbiggin Farm, 228.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 224.5p Upper Brydekirk, 223.5p Elm House, 218.5p Low Farm British Blue 238.5p Low Whinnow Farm, 227.5p Elm House, 218.5p Newbiggin Farm, Aberdeen Angus 191.5p Justicetown Farm.

Prime Hoggs – An increased entry of 1878 prime hoggs were forward and trade was nothing short of astronomical with returns at levels never seen before. The overall sale average was 297.8ppk (SQQ 303.97) £129.55 per head.

The sale topped at £167.80 for a pen of heavy Texel hoggs from Messrs Pigg, Gaitsgill, Dalston which sold to Mr R Skelton. Beltex hoggs topped per kilo at 366.6p for a pen of 7 consigned by Messrs Graham, Laws Hall, Longtown to Mr A Dawson. Messrs Irving, East Cliff, Kirklinton topped the Suffolks at £156.80 for a pen of 26 which came to 298.7ppk.

Cheviot hoggs sold to £143.30 for a pen of 30 from Messrs Wilson, Woodside, Wreay and to 330.9ppk for a pen of 32 from the same home.

Blackfaced sold to £143.80 for a pen of 25 from Messrs Fisher, Smalmstown and to 321.5ppk for a pen of 29 from the same home.

Ewes absolutely flying to a high of £165.50 for 4 Texels from Gaitsgill.

Leading prices per head: Texel £167.80, £159.20 (x2), £153.80 Gaitsgill Hall, £159.80 Dockeray Hall, £158.80 Ewan Close, £158.30 Houghton House, 157.80 Edenlin, £156.80, £151.80 Kilnknowe, £155.20 Kilmore Hill Farm, £154.80, £153.50, £153.20 East Cliff, £154.80 Kirtleton House, £152.80 Kiln Hill, £151.80 Mill Farm Beltex £163.80, £145.80, £140, £139.80 (x2) Kelmore Hill Farm, £154.80 Flimby Hall, £144.80 Laws Hall, £140.80 (x2) Ewan Close Suffolk £156.80 East Cliff Farm, £149.80, £133.80 Mirkbooths, £147.20 Kilnknowe, £144.80 The Square, £131.80 Bowscale Farm Blackface £143.80, £140.80, £138.80, £137.80, £135.80, £134.80, £133.80, £131.80 Smalmstown, £139.80 Houghton House,  £133.30 Woodside NC Cheviot £143.30, £142.30, £138.80 Woodside Farm, 138.30, £136.80 Orton Rigg Farm, £135.80, £135.30 Woodhouses Farm, £132.80 Mirkbooths Greyfaced £141.30, £133.80 Smalmstown Farm, £137.30 Kelmore Hill Farm, £136.80 Old Church Farm, £131.80 Houghton House, £130.80 Kilnknowe Blue Texel £131.80 Laws Hall Swaledale £127.80 Mirkbooths, £116.80 Westgarth Hill

Leading prices per kilo: Beltex 366.6p Laws Hall, 364.5p, 348.5p, 341p Kelmore Hill Farm, 336.5p Flimby Hall Texel 344p, 333.6p, 330.5p Smalmstown, 337.90p Flimby Hall, 336.50p, 322.1p, 319.10p, 317.4p, 315.1p Kirtleton House, 335.3p, 333.6p Yew Tree, 332.8p, 325.4p Copperthorns, 326.7p Kilnknowe, 326.6p Kelmore Hill, 324.5p Dundraw Farm, 322.80 Parkhead Farm, 318.3p Kiln Hill

NC Cheviot 330.9p, 329.4p, 326.6p Woodside Farm, 321.9p, 321.6p Orton Rigg Farm, 315.4p Smalmstown Farm, 312.2p, 311p Woodhouses Farm Blackface 321.5p, 320p, 318.6p, 315.8p, 315.5p, 313.2p, 306p Smalmstown Farm, 313.6p Woodside Farm Blue Texel 306.5p Laws Hall Greyfaced 304.1p, 300.6p Smalmstown Farm Suffolk 298.7p East Cliff Farm, 297.3p Mirkbooths Swaledale 297.2p Mirkbooths, 292p Westgarth Hill

Prime Lambs – Spring lambs sold to £167.50 for a pair of Charolais x from Miss H Sloan, Rigghead, Dumfries and to 369.5p for Suffolks from Messrs Atkinson, The Gill both lots to John Scott Meats, Paisley.

Leading prices per head: Charolais £167.5 Rigghead Farm Suffolk £151.50, £147.50 Gill Farm Zwartbles £129.5 Rigghead Farm

Leading prices per kilo: Suffolk 369.5p Gill Farm, Charolais 356.4p Rigghead Farm